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Submarine Chaser Photo Archive


Call sign:
George - Tare - Mike - Love

Call sign (1919):
Nan - Oboe - Quack - Zed

SC-1 Class Submarine Chaser:

  • Built by George Lawley and Sons, Neponset, MA
  • Commissioned USS SC-257, 28 November 1917
  • Sold 25 February 1922 to S. W. Ferguson of Washington, DC and named Bat
  • Renamed Tip
  • Registered in 1927 to Frederick C. Rawolle of Salem, CT as the yacht Marionette
  • Registered in 1931 to Louis J. Kunze of Elizabeth, NJ as the passenger boat Marionette
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 85 t.
    1927 - 80 t.
  • Length 110'
    1927 - 104.3'
  • Beam 14' 9"
  • Draft 5' 8"
    1927 - 8.3'
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 26
    1927 - Three
    1935 - Six
  • Armament: One single 3"/23 gun mount, two .30 cal. machine guns, and one depth charge projector "Y Gun"
  • Propulsion: Three 220hp Standard gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    SC-257 72k Courtesy U.S. Warships of World War I Mike Green

    Commanding Officers
    01ENS Richard Walworth Hall, USNRF - Awarded the Navy Cross (1918)22 October 1917 - 1 April 1919
    02ENS Charles Ellis Mead, USNRF1 April 1919
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for SC-257
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
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